Professor Pietro joined the UNH Nutrition Program in 2014. Since joining the faculty he has had the opportunity to teach over 10 different courses related to nutritional approaches to prevent disease (NUTR 773 and 765), improve overall health and wellness (NUTR 506, 610, 758, and 895) and gain a competitive advantage (NUTR 546). A number of courses have been centered around experiential learning, providing and supervising semester-long internships (NUTR 600), collaborating with UNH Athletics (NUTR 699), and assisting students in counseling clients from the community (NUTR 758).
Additionally, Professor Pietro is currently working on his Ph.D. in Education from UNH. His research interests pertain to teaching/training future nutrition professionals, specifically related to favorable counseling traits and dispositions.
M.S., Family&Consumer/Human Sci., Illinois State Univ
B.S., Family&Consumer/Human Sci., Illinois State Univ
NUTR 401: Prof Perspectives Nutrition
NUTR 506: Nutrition and Wellness
NUTR 546: Nutrition in Exercise & Sports
NUTR 600: Field Experience in Nutrition
NUTR 610: Nutrition Education&Counseling
NUTR 699: Independent Study
NUTR 758: Weight Management Practicum
NUTR 765: Geriatric Nutrition
NUTR 773: Clinical Nutrition
NUTR 790: Undergrad Teaching Experience
Ganem, S., & Pietro, K. (2016). An Overlooked Issue: Screening Older Adults for Risky and Harmful Alcohol Consumption. The Spectrum, Summer, 1-7.
Pietro, K. (2015). Optimizing Protein in the Older Adult. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 9(4), 266-271. doi:10.1177/1559827615578827
Pietro, K. J. (2014). Vitamin B12 Intake Correlated to Physical and Mental Improvements in Multiple Sclerosis Specific Quality of Life. International Journal of Advanced Nutritional and Health Science, 2(1), 67-88.